This year’s 10 Parishes Community Fund (for Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Brompton Ralph, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Fitzhead, Huish Champflower, Milverton, Stawley and Wiveliscombe) has been set at £2,500 with a further £500 for the international part of the fund. The application form is simple as ever and needs to be returned by 5pm on the 20th of October in time for voting at the AGM on the 25th of October. Suggestions for the international part of the community fund can simply be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short note saying what the nominated organisation does.
As voted on by Brendon Energy members the successful recipients of the 2021 10 Parishes Community Fund were,
- Wiveliscombe Community Centre £1,000 for new LED lighting
- Wivey Cares £1,000 to help them run their various support activities for the local community
- Practical Action £500 (International part of the Fund)
Brendon Energy has secured a RCEF grant to assess the feasibility of developing renewable energy near Bishops Lydeard station. The renewable power would charge a battery at the station which would then be used to power Go-op electric trains, which will run from there across Somerset and up to Swindon. The project is being developed in partnership with G0-OP trains and West Somerset Railway.
As part of this project we want to assess the extent of public support. To assess this, a short survey of 10 questions has been developed. The survey also allows you to register to get further updates on the project and to indicate if you might want to invest in the project.
Its always nice to see the Community Fund money being used. One of the beneficiaries of the last round of grants was Plain Pond Allotments, who were able to buy a new communal shed for the allotment growers. Plain Pond Allotment Committee member Jane Pinn and BE Director Richard Brunning, are pictured below shortly after the shed’s installation.